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unanswered today. at the center to prevent gun violence in san francisco the executive director says vailt video games do carry a troubling message. >> bloodshed and violence is entertaining. that's certainly not something we want to promote. >>reporter: banning assault weapons and requiring background checks and banning large number assault clip is a solution. >> we need a bill that requires a background check on every transfer and sale of a firearm. >>reporter: survey showed universal background check are popular even with members of the nr a.survey says 74 percent of nra members think it's a good idea. came across another interesting survey showing that gun ownership has been dropping in the united states. dropping for more than a decade sales have been increasing which means fewer people buying mr. guns. in the newsroom, 7 news. >> while we are talking about guns the police chief of oakland and san francisco are calling a weekend gun buy-back program small victory in the face of the connecticut rampag rampage. the buy-back took 600 guns off the street. 300 in oakland. 300 in s
inches in santa rosa. three inches in mounted st. helena. san francisco inch and a half and lesser amounts as you head towards the santa clara valley. let's take a look at the five day storm totals. three storms moved in here. you can see mount st. helena, close to 13 inches. santa rosa, close to 8 inches as well as san rafael. san francisco close to 4 inches. oakland close to 4 inches and san jose racked up close to 2 1/2 inches. as you mentioned, another system is headed for the bay area, not as strong. we'll take a look at the timing coming up. >> a scary situation in pescadero. fire crews had to rescue two drivers who's cars got caught on flooded highway 101. it caught maybe many people off guard due to the sudden rise of water. heavy rain is being blamed for an accident that injured four people. three of them are from the fire district. we do want to a warn you. some of the video may be intense for some viewers. >> you can hear the crunch of an out of control vehicle making impact followed by moments of confusion. then screams for help from firefighters kelly morse. she was on
. the cancer is not spreading. the governor is being treated at u.c. san francisco and oncologists say the cancer is an early stage. it is being treated with radiation. it will continue until january 7th. his prognosis is in fact excellent. his staff says the governor will work full time one cancer expert says is the right thing to do. >> 74 years old, the average life expectancy is about 11 years. our governor isn't average he is looking i'm sure at much more than that. that is why he had his prostate cancer treated. >> it's the common common cancer among men. this is his second bout for cancer. he received treatment for skin cancer and had a growth surgically removed. >> we have learned that the state public health department has de-sert tied at a facility in the sonoma developmental center. there have been charges of faulty investigations of incidents of patients being harmed including a story we broke along with our media partner that patients had been tased. no charges were ever filed in that case. now de-certification means that it will lose all medicaid fundings. the facility ca
look down san francisco right now out into the bay. clouds are thickening no. rainfall has moved into the bay area yet but it is on its way. let's take the a look at live doppler 7 hd which shows i think a faint shade of clouds there. gathering not only along the coast but overland as well. no rainfall yet but it is building up to our north around crescent city and eureka and moving down in our direction. it will ariff during the overnight early morning hours. right now dry conditions lacking at temperature readings mainly in the police our inland location down to 42 right now fairfield 43 and napa see it's pretty chilly in some of the inland valley. oakland 50 here in san francisco and these are our forecast features turning cloudy. it's pretty much there already overnight. rainy and breezy for tomorrow. christmas day. showers likely on wednesday. before we get to a dryer pattern. overnight low down to 38 at napa. 37 at santa rosa and fairfield and livermore look for low of 39 at concord so pretty chilly all around the bay area tonight. and the satellite radar compos
sandy hook elementary. in san francisco city sper organized a vigil. it was the corner of silver avenue and mission street. speakers talked about workers together to bring about peace and addressing the issue with people with w mental health needs. a previously scheduled gun buy-back program, hundreds of guns were bought by oakland and san francisco police. >> michelle who did not want to give her last name was more than 200 people willing to sell their guns to san francisco police many who waited in long line were brought here by the tragedy. mass murder of 20 children in connecticut. >> is that why you brought the gun? >> absolutely. i never thought about getting rid of them before. >> a vietnam vet and had he and his wife sobbed hearing the news. jan turning her gun in so it could never take a life. >> if this is something that might hurt somebody some day, i would feel terrible about that. >> the gun buy-back was funded by an anonymous donor. they in turn contacted the boys club here in san francisco. dr. joseph marshall turns show that community thinks something about gun violence.
as moisture is just feeding across the bay area. san francisco right now, new batch of moisture starting to move in. toward brisbane and heavy rain. that is extending over to daly city. over towards oakland, broadway terrace and moderate rain and another area south of san jose, very moderate rain from boulder creek south of saratoga and south of san jose, as well. rainfall totals the past 24 hours, quite impressive. over an inch of rain in redwood city, concord, also fairfield, over two inches of rain in san rafael. folks, this next system will move in tomorrow morning, three to four additional inches of rain possible in some locations. we'll tell you when you can expect the heavy rain comingup. >>> check out this storm damage tonight in san francisco, a large branch from a tree came crashing down during strong rains and winds. the 76 gas station on potrero avenue was damaged and car window was damaged. >> we would have gotten killed about f we were sitting in the car last night. >> fortunately there was no one under the canopy when it came crashing down. >> a car crashed into a car. one
forecast a little later. >> okay spencer thank you. >> major break in bizarre case in san francisco visitation valley. man and woman were found bound and gagged in the middle of the street on sunday night. today police arrested 5 people in hercules connected they say to the crime. vick lee with the very latest on the investigation. >>reporter: police said 5 arrested for the attack on a man and woman found bound and gagged ncaa and dumped on the san francisco street range in age from 19 to 34. one from san francisco. 2 from oakland. and the other 2 have hercules addresses. police made the arrest day after a passing driver found the couple in the middle of russell street in the ingleside district. male victim 26-year-old steven reid died later at san francisco general hospital. police source tells us the suspects are brought in for questioning to the hall of justice yesterday after investigators received ladies from the public. they were later arrested at a house in hercules today in l early morning hours. police spokesman officer says everyone involved knew each other. >> t
much all of december. so you can see 151 percent of normal san francisco with 154 percent of normal over to the east bay so we don't need any more rain but here it comes. we time it out for you and 4:00 o'clock tomorrow things are getting a little bit wet in the forth bay. by the over nature hours getting a little more interesting san francisco peninsula but lack at that. 4:00 o'clock in the morning it's out of here and by early saturday morning we are into mostly sunny conditions so much of the weekend looks dry.so this system really not amounting to much but we will talk about that high surf advisory and how much rain to expect in jaws few minutes. dan. >> thanks a lot. more rain on the way today dry weather provided much needed opportunity for work crews around the bay area and in the north bay specifically to get ready for the next wave. 7 news has look at the preparation. >>reporter: heavy duty vacuum cleaning on the hillside of san rafael today. public work crew made the rounds getting rid of debris from drainage pipe that carry storm water to the lower level of the city.
of conservation in october. >> this was the last sunday in san francisco to park at meters for free. in one week you'll have to pay from noon to 6:00 p.m. at fisherman's wharf it will be noon to 7:00 p.m. >> coming up, highlights of the niners and raiders of the and russian plane crashing into a highway. what you need to know weather-wise for new year's eve. leigh glaser has the forecast after the break. >> i'm rick kwan. pryor shows his potential in his first star [ boy 1 ] hey! that's the last crescent. oh, did you want it? yea we'll split it. [ female announcer ] made fresh, so light, buttery and flakey. that's half that's not half! guys, i have more! thanks mom [ female announcer ] pillsbury crescents. let the making begin [ female announcer ] holiday cookies are a big job. everything has to be just right. perfection is in the details. ♪ get to holiday fun faster with pillsbury cookie dough. cheese plate? cheese plate...nope. i made something better. ♪ you used the oven? boom ♪ [ male announcer ] pillsbury crescents. let the making begin. here's a better idea. pillsbury grands! flaky l
in connecticut but deadly gun veils in san francisco. >> assault weapons and types of things we have seen in the hands of people who are doing evil or can do evil really have no place. in the home or the schools or in our streets. >>reporter: legislation is expected to be brought before the board of supervisors next month. >>> well still ahead tonight on 7 news at 9:00. city of oakland has small fortune in over paid parking tickets. how does that happen and will you ever get your money back? >> also asteroid that exploded over the sierra foot hills. tonight nasa where it came from and how fast it fell. new information. >> news in time for the holiday. bay area major testing ground for same day deliver richlt you see how that works. >> and out with the old and giants pitcher tim cuts his hair. you get a look at the hair. you get a look at the new do. stay with >> president obama recently said that going after marijuana users would not be a top priority for his administratio administration. but the justice department is trying to shut down medical marijuana dispensary operating in
>>> breaking news in san francisco, a manhole cover explodes in the downtown area. some streets are closed. we'll have a live report. as the wet christmas around the bay area. steady rain throughout the day and heavier rain and winds are expected tonight. >> i'm spencer christian. taking a look at live do7 her and rainfall and thunderstorm or two just offshore. i'll show you when we expect that to hit land. >> the weather didn't stop people from making special christmas deliveries and firefighters put big smiles on young faces. >> another storm is moving in with heavy rain in some parts of the bay area. a few people were out with rain gear on. we are expecting gusty winds and possible thunderstorm tonight. here is what it looks like on the golden gate bridge. very messy outside. >>> good evening. merry christmas, i'm dan ashley. this christmas day we are on storm watch. we have live team coverage with reporters in key trouble spots in the north bay and santa cruz mountains. let's begin with spencer christian tracking the storm. >> quite a storm it's been already. here is how it
francisco retired ee is now $23 million richer. he bought a winning ticket at pharmacy in san francisco before christmas but he didn't discover high won when a friend remind himd to check his ticket. he hasn't decided what to do with the money. >>> coming up, a look at the most piratedtv series this year. plus, an amazing video of people helping friends stuck at a prison. a new gaming system so the way. we'll look inside. we'll find out what is helping populations in asia. >> i'm meteorologist lisa argen, a cold night ahead as our valley temperatures are dropping into the 30s. widespread 20s i >>> it's been a good year for netflix and ceo is being rewarded for it. company expects to have about 27 million customers by january 1st and company announced it will give the ceo a boost in salary, some $500,000 to $2 million. hastings earned $4 million last year. his pay was cut after price hike fiasco sent them down. >>> this weeks developers received tips for a so they can start working on games. they raised $8.5 million on fund-raising kick started. itsize of a rubik's cube but will be power
this feed the bay area water supply are in pretty good shape. san francisco public utility commission tells us its reservoirs at 83 percent of capacity. >> east bay mud 5 reservoir at colonel bind 85 percent and one of the santa clara valley water district biggest rain water reservoir that's the lexington is at 63 percent. ment of room for more rain but still off to very good start this early in the season. well from rain to snow it is a perfect weekend for tahoe as we head into the new year holiday with weekend right before it. there is a lot of snow up there. 7 news john talked with bay area folk heading into the slopes this weekend. >>reporter: holiday combine with nice weather and plenty of new snow making sierra ski resort a magnet for bay area rest kent. >> we came today and we first time we open the season. we got together and we are excited to begin this season with fun and enjoyment. >>reporter: 7-year-old from san jose first taste of slopes. family drove from the south bay this morning. how is the snow. >> learning how to ski. i don't have a chance to learn when i was you
to put it out on the air. you can send them to u report. >> moving on late today, san francisco police announced they have broken the back of a high-tech electronic ring. look at all the stuff they have confiscated from this ring. more from news reporter carolyn tyler. >> is any of this stuff yours? it's part of a haul of stolen goods san francisco police has confiscated as they describe as a massive fencing ring. >> hundred plus cellphones, 75 plus laptops. cameras. >> in all, more than 1,000 items worth half a million to two million dollars most taken from car break-ins from san francisco and oakland. police got a break in the case early last month. when an auto burglary at fisherman's wharf was caught on surveillance video. that eventually led police to this apartment san francisco's tenderloin where they made three arrests. >> we believe that this ring is smaller part of a bigger ring. that we put a significant dent that break into cars. >> taken into custody, 24-year-old brothers. and 23-year-old. all face multiple felony charges. what you see on the table is just a portion of wha
will continue to search for the couple tomorrow off road and on foot. >>> san francisco man has been charged with kidnapping and raping an autistic is 16-year-old girl. 36-year-old gary steve atkinson was arraigned today. heard the formal charges against hip. he's accused of abduct ago girl who wandered away from a youth center on november 27. she was found by a muni driver and helped police find atkinson. he's expected in court tomorrow. >> in the east bay people living in a number of communities are worried about their safety tonight. fire station in creighton, lafayett lafayette, mav martinez walnut creek at risk of closing and as laura explains no one wants a fair stationary their home to close. >> i'm very concerned. >>reporter: he lives about half mail from cocoa fire station 16. the only one that serves his neighborhood in the heavily wooded west side of lafayette. the lights have been off and syrup silent temporarily at station 16 due to a mold and rat problem. but now it's one of 4 that could be permanently closed january 1st. >> when you start doing cut back and cut back on
and ways to connect. rethink possible. s. >> good evening. big problems tonight for muni in san francisco. woman in a wheelchair was hit by a trolley at market and church street. we are told she either leaned over or fell in front of the trolley. witness say the trolley kept going dragging the woman for almost a block. emergency crew had to use air bag and wooden block in order to raise that trolley. that's what you see the firefighters rescue crew doing there. sadly the woman has suffered life threatening injuries, we believe. but we are checking on that of course. now to a separate incident. blown transformer has shut down all metro muni lines downtown. that's the k, l and j lines. bus bridges in effect to get people around. very bad night for muni. we have more open both of these stories on 7 news leather:00 over on channel 7 and of course updates here as need be. >>> well now to the weather. much of the bay area continues to dry out and clean up after trio of storms. the sky 7 hd video shows some of the toppled trees around san francisco. in other parts of the city in the a
sides in the u.s. important ally seemed to back away. >>> in san francisco, demonstrators rallied of president morsi's power grab. they didn't want him removed from office but his actions are not how a democracy should be run. >> not accepting what is done by president morsi. we wanted more equality for all egyptians not just the muslim brotherhood. >> some of the powers granted them, power to declare emergency laws and immunity to trials. >> state consumer advocates, shipment of toxic toys from china will not be used for gifts. they seized a shipment worth $18,000. the toys contain toxic levels of a chemical that is used the in making rubber and plastics. it's especially dangerous to small chin. it's been linked to birth defects. >> and tonight marks the first day of hanukkah. hundreds packed union square to watch the menorah mark the holiday. seven more will be list through december 15th. this is the 37th year menorah lighting. >> a new theory how the dinosaurs were wiped out the face of the earth. it involves the volcano. we'll tell you what may have happened 65 million years a
degrees. 71 in napa. 71 in santa rosa. san francisco, 66 degrees. it was 67 on the coast at half month moon bay. antioch, 62 degrees. lots of sunshine, some high clouds from time to time but a beautiful day. let's check out live doppler 7-hd. i'll show you what it looks like. radar on mounted st. helena, it's clear sky mode. we will be seeing green showing up on the screen as we head into tuesday night and wednesday and possibly other colors as the rain begins to develop. temperatures right now, falling under clear skies. down to 45 in napa, 43 in concord. clear and cold in the valleys tonight. sunny and mild for your monday, rain returns late tuesday so tomorrow morning be sure you have a jacket. 47 in vallejo. dropping down to 40 degrees in livermore. you'll see low 40s, fremont, py and santa cruz, san jose 45 degrees. upside to the chilly morning, it will be a beautiful day in the afternoon. high pressure will provide us a sunny above average day in terms of your temperatures for your monday. before we start to see the temperatures on tuesday, by tuesday night, rain develops 11:00 p
watched a couple get married while talking about mawrj equality in san francisco city hall. i have been waiting for 3 years toen joy the same privilege that these folks are currently enjoying. >> also this afternoon john lewis and stewart who were married before the prop 8 ban. >> over 100,000 loving committed legally married same sex couple across the nation. an thousands or more to come soon with washington and mayor listened and maine having marriage equality now. >>reporter: san francisco city attorney is part of the legal team arguing against prop 8. >> i am gratified and confident very confident that the supreme court which is now going to be taking up the civil rights issue of our time will reach the same result that the district court did and the 9th circuit did and well find that proposition 8 unlawfully discriminates against gay lesbian couple here in the state of california. >>reporter: in sacramento this afternoon a spokesman for supporters of proposition 8 is confident the hay court will support the ban on same sex marriage. >> i expect 4 or 5 justices to uphold propositi
rafael and even san francisco an inch of rain in the pastth hours. is further to the east a third in liver move. about the same napa and up to the north, not too much in santa rosa. skies cleared. talking about patchy frost in napa and sonoma and we will give you the numbers and outlook when the run returns coming up in the seven day outlook. >> you saw from the map mr. how much rain fell in the north bay. while the break is nice there are still worries in the north bay about the threat of mud slides and weakened trees. cornel has the store arery now from mill valley. >> tree crews say it is not what they wanted for christmas. so much work they can barely keep up. a family snapped a picture east after a 50 feet tree blocked the road. >> when i saw it, it was like a massive just like mess so i was kind of like shocked. >> arborists say storms weakened the earth and created danger for the public. >> how saishow saturated is th? >> 100%. a lot of rain and moisture. weak ones are falling over. >> tree crews still removing this 70-year-old tree blocking a driveway. so much water coming
in san francisco, a stretch of the coast highway was blocked off between lincoln and sloat. northbound lanes were shut down as city work crews repaired a dangling traffic light. >>> the storm is a reminder to make sure you are ready for rainy season. make sure have items including batteries and flashlights, extra batteries, three-day supply of food and water and manual can opener. develop an emergency plan for your family are posted at abc7news.com. >> a south bay man and his daughter are happy to on dry land this evening. two went kayaking this afternoon right in the middle of the storm. a low tide left the two stuck in the mud and stranded for hours. nick smith tells us what happened. >> we just got stuck. it would have been a long time before the tides and storm went away. we were just freezing. >> only minutes before, john paige and his daughter were rescued by the redwood city fire department after an afternoon of kayaking took a dangerous turn. just after 1:00 p.m. redwood fire received a call saying two kayaks were stranded in the water. they conducted a search. with the use of
named in the threat provides texted. >> san francisco police chief greg reacting to controversial facebook post by one of his officers. sergeant karl t up loaded this video of himself riding through the broadway tunnel on facebook claimed that he was with others in a lamborgini going 100 miles an hour and claimed they were drunk. well today the chief said he's outraged. >> obviously it's just beyond irresponsible and dumb. i was out of town yesterday so my first act to get back as two reassign the sergeant out of patrol. nobody with poor judgment should be around a younger officer. >>reporter: sergeant karl t who legally changed his name from tenenbaum is on desk duty pending an investigation into the incident. >>> one of the bay area biggest political scandal of the year took major turn today. nadya former alameda county supervisor and wife of state treasurer bill dropped her request for a restraining order against her former boyfriend. dan was the only reporter at the hearing in pleasanton and he has the l exclusive. >> nadia didn't come to court this morning. she remains
in san francisco. especially if you are the owner of that car. huge tree crashed on top of it. the owner had just bought it. and in oakland during the storm just one of many accidents on slick roads. good evening everyone i'm carolyn johnson. dan is off tonight. showers this evening but still one more big storm we have to contend w.let's get right to sandy tracking it all open live doppler 7 hd. live doppler 7 hd we see the rainfall intensity picking up again so show you where the showers are. first we go to the north bay where they have been coming in and just redeveloping very quickly. i take you down to street level here around guerneville and russian river to forgetville. river road sweetwater springs road we get some moderate to heavy rainfall right now and as we pan around to other parts of the bay area you can see here glen ellen warm springs road we have some showers out towards napa road. check this out around nap a.you can see how quickly this is all developing and moving. old sonoma road getting a heavy downpour. in the east bay we go through street out to
for knowing what to do to avoid being electrocuted. amazing they got out fine. >> san francisco police investigating a fatal traffic accident that took the life of a pedestrians this afternoon. the man in his 40's was hit by a what it pickup truck at the crosswalk of market and beall street. in the financial district police not figured out who was at fault. now ironically the accident took place just hours after district attorney george launch add traffic safety campaign called don't rush aimed at drivers, and pedestrians. >> police in san francisco men time trying to figure out who attacked gagged and bound 2 people and dumped them in the middle of a street last night in the ingleside district. near clare park. one died from his injuries. here's vick lee. >> very heinous crime. 2 victims were gagged and bound in the middle of the street left for dead essentially. problem happens in the movies a lot but again in real life i have not seen this a lot. >>reporter: the 2 were found by a passing driver on the 900 block of russell street at about 8:30 last night. police say the map wa
. at san francisco international airpor airport. flights are cancelle cancelled. others are delayed for hours. and passengers are frustrated. >> decreasing my visit of a week by a day and that's unfortunate because i don't see my sister that often. >> i'm tired i have been wearing the same clothes for the past three days so -- >>reporter: well saichltd for up to the date information on flight cancellation te and delay just go to the flight tracker on the front page of the web site. this is flight trafficker at its peek today. look at this. every.you see represents a plane. in the sk sky. incredible. >> on the subject of travel. president obama and the entire family left this evening to spend christmas holiday in hawaii. not clear when they will return. the president only saying that since a deal has not been reached to avert sought called fiscal cliff, he would be coming back to washington after christmas. >> so where did that leave things terms of the fiscal cliff? here's l jonathan karl. >> congress not a creature is stirring. no deal is in sight. with deadline looming an
underwent surgery last night and his condition is not known. >> san francisco police are investigating a deadly shooting in the bayview district. an 18-year-old was shot and killed on osceola lane and police don't have suspects in custody. they did arrest a man in the nob hill neighborhood. they were called to a domestic dispute around 6:30 on california street. surrounding apartments were evacuated and block was shotd shut down. four hours later the man turned himself in. >>> coming up who is likely to be the next secretary of defense. and new offer to avoid the fiscal cliff. rain has returned. leigh glaser has the monday morning forecast next. >> 49ers hosted the patriots and colin kae xae did you get chips for the party? nope. cheese plate? cheese plate...nope. i made something better. ♪ you used the oven? boom ♪ [ male announcer ] pillsbury crescents. let the making begin. here's a better idea. pillsbury grands! flaky layers biscuits in just 15 minutes the light delicate layers add a layer of warmth to your next dinner. pillsbury grands biscuits let the making begin. growing up
examine how they would respond to violence on their campuses. san francisco school chief richard core says every campus now has a safety plan and crisis manual. >> it hats multiple scenario from intruders to gas leak to electrical leak to evacuations and schools practice these safety plans regularly. >>reporter: he and other school officials we spoke with won't share all the security protocol with us because they don't want potential intrawders to know about them but most schools have one common policy. >> we have a single point of entrance 2 our schools that we encourage all our schools to follow the protocol so that visitors to the school are checking in one place in the school. >>reporter: this drill was held 4 years ago at saint ignacius high school involving police, fire, emergency medical services the pun school and public work. now they hold 2 drills a year. principal rough says they are more aware of the security hole on campus. >> recognizing that we have multiple access points in our school but we have really tried to isolate those. so that we are aware of where people can g
'll see the frosty lawns out there. 42 degrees in san francisco. this will be the last of the frigid cold nights. we have a slow moving storm and clouds coming in the temperatures will be hemmed up the next couple 6 days. this will be very slow mover. let me show you the computer animation, 1:00 p.m., just some clouds approaching the north bay. by 5:00 p.m. the rain line is north of santa rosa and around ukiah area, as we head into the overnight hours, friday morning, we start to get some rain. computer models are backing off on the intensity of the storm. we're still going with light to moderate rain at friday morning. 9:00 a.m. the front is moving through. we have just scattered showers behind it. at times it may be briefly on the moderate side. by 2:00 a.m. saturday, another band of heavier rain moving in. could see snow around lake county. that is the indication, cold nature of the storm once again. saturday afternoon, we'll start to see sun. rainfall totals, up to 5 inches in the north bay mountains. santa cruz up to 3 inches and less across the rest of the bay area. wind will be pic
look live at the city of san francisco tonight. spencer is here with a frost alert tonight experience. >> you are absolutely right. very cold night. clear skies as you can see and absence of clouds and winds later lighter temperatures will plummet tonight. we have a freeze warning in effect between 3:00 a.m. and 8:00 a.m. for much of the north bay. north bay hills and valleys the low temperature range from 25 to 30 degrees and of course freeze damage the crop and vegetation is a possibility. now for much of the remainder of the bay area a frost advisory is in effect with same hours tomorrow morning 3:00 o'clock to 8:00 o'clock. low pressure in those areas from 28 to about 34 degrees. just above freezing but most location below freezing. acceptstive out door plants may at risk. now this will not be the coldest night of the year. that was january 17 got down to 51 degrees in santa rosa and 19 in napa cold enough to rank as coldst nature of the season so far and there's rain coming as well. tell you a little bit about that late near cold and rain thanks very much. >> popular p
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